In the past, 10% of Central California Almond Growers Association’s expenses were attributable to the cost of electricity. As customers of Pacific Gas & Electric the we have desired a hedge against the skyrocketing costs of electrical power. As such, a business decision was made by the Board of Directors to contract with Cenergy Power, […]
We have had a great many things to attend to in preparing for future crops. As almond production increases, we have stayed ahead of the game by constantly improving our plants and equipment. In doing so, we have strived to stay ahead of the curve in meeting this future growth, while at the same time […]
There has been some talk for a great while about receiving monetized carbon credits for those of us who have installed solar projects. As you are aware, the Association has put in place over two megawatts of solar at our Kerman site to offset the ever-escalating cost of energy in California. Therefore, we are keenly […]
On March 6, 2020 the Association distributed a repayment of the overage of 1.9005 cents per pound on the hulling fees collected during the 2019 season. The repayment of the overage (also called the supplemental retain) totaled $2,592,818.43 in disbursements to the membership. Last season our area incurred freeze events during pollination that many believed […]
The nomination period for the election of members to sit on the Association’s Board of Directors opens April 1 and closes April 30, 2020. Three seats are up for election in 2020. If you are interested in running for a seat on the Board of Directors, please let us know. We will be happy to […]
Each year we are required to have a meeting for our members to inform them of the financial standing of the Association reflective of our fiscal year end that takes place on April 30.This year’s Annual Meeting will be held at Tornino’s Banquet Hall in Fresno. Along with reports from our Chairman, the President & CEO and our auditors we also have entertainment, which makes for a wonderful evening. Please try and attend. Invitations will be mailed out in May.
Each year, before the seasonal almond harvest begins, we hold a meeting for our members to let them know what we envision for the season ahead.It is also an important opportunity to inform our membership of any changes they need to know about, which could affect their harvest and delivery decisions. The event also offers an important venue for members to ask questions of concern of our Management Team. The meeting is open to all members of the Association and as owners of the Cooperative everyone is encouraged to attend.